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Mercurial Fork List - copy and link to clone


I would like to see the following enhancements to the Fork Listing page for a mercurial project. They are small changes that can increase the productivity of developers managing fork pull requests..
  1. Change the url of the users fork to a hyperlink - so that - As a User, I can easily browse to the fork and see what changesets that user has applied to their fork.
  2. Add a copy button, so that - As a project developer, I can easily copy the url of a fork to my clipboard so that I can paste it into my Hg tool to pull changes into my local repository.

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Closed Mar 26, 2010 at 1:43 AM by matthaw
This has been released apart of our March 25, 2010 release. More information can be found at


AlGonzalez wrote Mar 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

I agree with changing the url to a hyperlink, but I'm not sure if the copy button is necessary. If it is now a hyperlink, you can right mouse click and select 'Copy Shortcut' to accomplish the same thing. I always thought that copying to the clipboard from a web page was a security concern.

erichexter wrote Mar 8, 2010 at 9:21 PM

I can see your concern, both github and google code support the copy link in their user interfaces. I thought all the browsers asked for authorize access to the clipboard.. I know IE 8 does.